A statue of a girl symbolising the issue of ’comfort women’ in front of the Japanese Embassy on Monday in Seoul, South Korea. Photograph:  Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images

South Korea and Japan reached a landmark agreement on Monday to resolve the issue of “comfort women”, as those who were forced to work in Japan’s war(...)

A CCTV image distributed by gardaí show Ushio Azaki (61) and Eiji Takagi (63).

Searches along the shoreline and off the coast of Co Clare have resumed for a missing Japanese tourist. Ushio Azaki (61) arrived in Ireland from Toky(...)

A CCTV image distributed by gardaí show Ushio Azaki (61) and Eiji Takagi (63).

A shoe believed to belong to a missing Japanese tourist was found washed up on a beach in Co Clare on Monday. The discovery was made at around (...)

Rev Patrick Comerford speaks at a ceremony to commemorate the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombing victims in Merrion Square in Dublin. Photograph: Sara Freund/The Irish Times

The Government has been urged to take a lead role in an international campaign to ban nuclear weapons. Speaking at a memorial for the victims of the (...)

Setsuko Thurlow Hiroshima a survivor  at the RIA where she attended a conference on disarmament organised by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

She was 13 when the world ended. There in Hiroshima on that bright blue morning of August 6th, 1945, 70 years ago next year, w(...)

Organisers  gesture for reporters to leave a room where officials from Malaysia’s Department of Civil Aviation  are meeting with members of a joint working group sent by the Chinese government to Malaysia after the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, at a hotel at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport today. Photograph: Damir Sagolj/Reuters

Malaysia's military has traced what could have been the jetliner missing for almost five days to an area south of the Thai holiday island of Ph(...)

Maho Yamada and Mikako Ichikawa in Naoko Ogigami’s Rent-a-Cat

A welcoming note in the programme for the upcoming Japanese Film Festival speaks of vernal beginnings and the coming of the cherry blossoms. On(...)